Theatre Productions

2014-2015 

Doubt

DOUBT, A PARABLE

By: John Patrick Shanley | Directed by: Jason Chanos

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Shanley presents a brilliant balance of conflicting viewpoints and a finely judged dramatic argument that allows the audience to empathize with every point of view. Winner, 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Adult themes.

October 2014.


 

Into the Woods

The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by: James Lapine | Directed by: Dimitri Toscas

Fractured fairytales come to life in this timeless and relevant Tony Award-winning musical. A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they are met by a host of Brothers Grimm characters. Everyone in the story has a wish—and in true fairytale fashion, their wishes are granted—but what they have to do to get their wishes is a whole different story! Into the Woods offers a glimpse of what happens after "happily ever after"; what begins as a clever diversion, a simple fairytale, ultimately leads down a dark path of self-discovery to a universal message of hope.

November 2014.


 

These Shining Lives

THESE SHINING LIVES

By Melanie Marnich | Director: Scott Alan Smith

This drama recounts the true story of the strength and determination of the all-female dial painters who painstakingly and unwittingly applied radioactive radium paint to the numerals on watch and clock dials during the first quarter of the 20th century. These women refused to allow the dial company, which was more concerned with profit than safety, to kill their spirits. A play about survival and moral justice in the face of mortal peril.

Tuesday, January 27–Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Lindhurst Theatre; No late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

Smothers Theatre

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

By: Carlo Goldoni | Translated by: Stephen Mulrine | Directed by: Bradley Griffin

A classic comedy, The Servant of Two Masters has delighted audiences for more than 250 years. First published in 1753, Goldoni's tangled tale of scheming lovers, scheming servants, and scheming fathers-in-law wrote the book—literally—for modern situation comedies. While the plot never pretends to explore the meaning of the universe, it reminds us that learning to laugh at ourselves is the quickest route to a long and happy life. Filled with gags and groans aplenty, it is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Wednesday, April 8–Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Smothers Theatre; Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

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